West Brom officially unveil Pepe Mel as manager

Pepe Mel has been officially unveiled as West Bromwich Albion manager at the Hawthorns.

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New WBA coach pleased with first training session

New West Bromwich Albion Head Coach, Pepe Mel, has tweeted about his first training session in charge of the club.

He said he was pleased with the players after their workout.

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Pepe Mel 'a forward thinking coach' for West Bromwich Albion

In a statement, West Bromwich Albion's Sporting and Technical Director Richard Garlick said Mel's appointment 'concluded an extensive recruitment process during which [the club has] cast the net far and wide'.

"Pepe was a strong contender from the outset due to his impressive achievements and has emerged as our No. 1 candidate.

"He is a forward thinking coach whose teams are renowned for playing an attractive and positive style of football.

"The Board is extremely grateful to Keith, the coaching staff and players for their efforts over the past month, which has yielded six points from four unbeaten league games."

– Richard Garlick, Sporting and Technical Director

Breaking: West Brom appoint Pepe Mel as new head coach

Pepe Mel has been appointed Head Coach at West Bromwich Albion Credit: PA

West Bromwich Albion have appointed Pepe Mel as their new Head Coach, the club announced tonight.

Mel has signed an 18-month contract and takes over from Keith Downing, who took charge of the team for five games after Steve Clarke was sacked last month.

Spaniard Mel will be supported by Downing and Dean Kiely, who are continuing as Assistant Head Coach and Goalkeeping Coach respectively.

His first game in charge will be at home against Everton on Monday 30 January.

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